ImageCat contributed to the recently released NIBS report on natural hazards mitigation

22 Jan 2018


The National Institute of Building Sciences has released Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report, which demonstrates that for every one dollar invested in hazard mitigation, there is on average a six dollar reduction in potential losses. Charles K. Huyck and Michael Eguchi from ImageCat served as investigators on the project team, studying the effects of mitigation on coastal flooding and wind hazard damage. The report is a follow up to the landmark 2005 study Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: An Independent Study to Assess the Future Savings from Mitigation Activities, widely known as the “4 to 1” study, which firmly established the cost effectiveness of FEMA mitigation efforts.

The report is available from the National Institute of Building Sciences here

If you have questions about this report, please contact Charles K. Huyck at